As all digital nomads come to learn early in their globe-trotting career, not all Coworking Spaces are made equal. Some are hip and expensive, and some are not so different from your garage back home. Some seem to always be empty, while some are so crowded you can’t even get yourself a nice cup of coffee without having to queue up for 15 minutes.
In your quest for the perfect coworking space you have probably encountered some, if not all, of the above locations. You probably even have a list of favorites you always go back to in a few cities around the world. But then you go to a place you have never been to before and have to go through the search process all over again, armed with nothing but your patience and the old trial and error method. Read more...
The workforce is the lever behind economic growth (to use a term from physics). Without the dynamic workforce, many businesses would be unable to generate the innovation and growth they are achieving today. And when it comes to the workforce behind their economic engines, freelancers and contingent workers are a pivotal factor.
Rise of the Contingent Workforce and Virtual Businesses
The size of what is often called the gig workforce varies depending on the source. Some estimate the number of U.S. workers who would be classified as contingent to reach 40 percent by 2020. There are numerous reasons for this exponential growth. One at the top of the list is the 2008 Great Recession. Some of the workers who lost their jobs a decade ago have simply been unable to locate full-time equivalent work or have chosen to work in freelance roles. Companies have gotten wiser as well, tapping a contingent workforce to save costs and to achieve greater flexibility. Read more...
Hosting events for your business provides you with ample opportunities to generate new leads, form new relationships, and highlight your brand as a knowledgeable and credible leader in your market space.
On the other hand, poorly planned business events have equal weight in damaging your brand’s reputation and serving as a painful waste of time and money. Hosting events for your business is a big undertaking that will require careful planning and diligent attention to detail.
Plan a successful and profitable business event by staying on top of these five crucial considerations.
Plan Every Detail
The sooner you can get all the details squared away, the sooner you can begin spreading the word to your target audience. This is an imperative first step in hosting a successful paid event for your business, so don’t take it lightly and don’t put it off. You should have your entire event planned down to the last letter at least two months before the big day. Read more...
Whether you are a small business, entrepreneur, or other professional individual, there are times when a temporary office space is exactly what you need to get the job done. Davinci’s various types of meeting room rentals come fully equipped with:
- State-of-the-art audiovisual and presentation equipment
- High-speed wireless internet
- Business services such as copying, mailing, notarizing, etc.
- Lobby greeter
- Optional catering services
Davinci locations are everywhere. In midtown Manhattan, near the Las Vegas convention centers, right off the freeway in Dallas, or in a quiet Chicago neighborhood, we have the space you need, right where you need it. If you’re going international for work, we’ve got you covered in countries from China to the United Kingdom and over 40 other countries in between. Read more...
As a freelancer, digital nomad or entrepreneur, it is common to find yourself in a situation where you have to suddenly find a place to meet potential clients. Your first impulse might be to tell them to meet you at that coffee place you like to work in, or maybe you give them your home address so you can discuss business in your home office.
STOP! Resist that urge!
Making a fantastic first impression is one of the most important aspects of getting and keeping clients. This is your opportunity to show them that you are a pro on the top of your game, that you take your business and theirs seriously, and that they can count on you to deliver fantastic results. So forget about the coffee shop and book an impressive conference room in one of the top office buildings in any city in the world. This is an easy process and way more affordable than what you might think. Read more...
When planning a corporate event such as a training, a board meeting, the launch of a new product, or a conference, booking a great venue has to be one of your top priorities. The venue is so important that some of the people who come to the event will choose to attend just because of it! Of course the location you can choose will depend on the budget you are working with, but in today’s global economy you don’t have to break the bank to get the perfect place.
Here are the latest trends to keep in mind when choosing a corporate event venue:
Choosing a venue in line with company’s ideals
Imagine having an AA meeting at a bar, or a personal finance conference in a casino. While these are extreme examples, the point is that the venue you choose should embody what your company stands for. If your company is all about being on the cutting edge of technology, you’ll want to have your corporate event at an ultramodern venue. Not only should the venue reflect your company’s ideals but also reinforce the purpose of the event. Read more...
As you may very well know, collaboration in the workplace is a powerful thing that shouldn’t be neglected. Workplace collaboration is essential to the overall success of your day to day operations, as it directly impacts productivity, creativity, and other vital facets of your employee performance.
If you’re looking for ways to boost employee performance across the board, we urge you to consider joining the modern revolution of open offices and coworking spaces. As the business world continues to evolve from outdated, rigid office layouts toward spacious, engaging work environments, open office spaces are becoming more and more popular for a myriad of reasons—one of those reasons being collaborative learning.
In this article, you’ll discover the impact that an open work space can have on your company and why it’s so effective in promoting workplace collaboration. Read more...
Moving your team to a coworking space has many benefits to offer your company, but it’s not always easy to keep the workplace culture strong when you’re sharing your office with other organizations.
This may not seem like an issue at first glance, but workspace culture is essential to employee engagement, advocacy, and productivity. A solid culture facilitates an environment where your employees feel like they fit in with their coworkers and share the same values as the company.
As such, it’s important to nurture your company culture in your coworking space. Doing so will take some effort and creative thinking, but this guide will help you succeed and reap the benefits that are sure to follow.
Personalize Your Workspace
Personalizing your workspace is a great way to encourage individualization, represent pride in the company you work for, and make an open workplace feel more like home. This is easily done in a permanent office space that belongs to the company, but it can be a little tricky in a coworking space. Read more...
Can you feel the shift of the business world? Look around you. Listen to the buzz.
We are steadily moving away from traditional practices, cramped cubicles, and rigid, outdated beliefs as to what constitutes the right way to run a business. We are evolving and we are leaving behind the traditional office space and moving toward virtual management.
Virtual teams and office rentals are steadily becoming one of the most popular changes in the world of business. No longer are we bound to local talent and overpriced lease agreements. The business of the future is boundless, with an infinite reach and no shortage of resources to manage virtual teams stationed all around the state, country, or even the world. Read more...
As a freelancer you are always on the lookout for new projects, new opportunities, and new clients. This isn’t always an easy process and, even though there are many ways to go about getting this done (both on- and offline), there are also many others competing for the same clients. This means that you should do everything you can to stand out from the other freelancers: build a great landing page, have an appealing online presence to showcase your work, become an authority in your niche, get great reviews, and the list goes on.
All of these measures will hopefully get more people interested in your business, and these prospects will most likely want to have a meeting with you to discuss what they have in mind and how you guys can work together. So the next step is to ace those first client meetings and get them to choose you for their project. Here are a few tips to help you out on your first client meeting: Read more...